Research

The faculty and students of the Department of Physics and Astronomy engage in a broad range of theoretical, experimental, and observational research. The major research efforts include: astrophysics; particles, fields, gravitation, and cosmology; quantum/condensed matter theory and experiment; the physics of plasmas, fluids, and beams; and space physics.

Overview

The faculty and students of the Department of Physics and Astronomy engage in a broad range of theoretical, experimental, and observational research. The major research efforts include: astrophysics; biophysics, cosmology; quantum/condensed matter theory and experiment; the physics of plasmas, fluids, and beams; and space physics.

Links to brief descriptions and images of the various research groups are included below. Faculty working in each area are listed below the names of the respective research groups.

Astrophysics

Particles, Fields, Gravitation, and Cosmology 

Gravitational Quantum Physics

Quantum & Condensed Matter Physics

Plasma and Fluids

Space Physics, CISM

Links to more detailed, individual research pages are included in the pull down menu above.

Click here to see a list of recent PhD graduates and their thesis topic.